Karuna`s grandson threatens to sue complainant

DMK president M Karunanidhi`s grandson Udhayanithi Stalin on Tuesday threatened to sue a land grab complainant for Rs 1 crore damages for `defaming` him by naming him in the complaint.

Updated: Aug 02, 2011, 16:42 PM IST

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi`s grandson
Udhayanithi Stalin on Tuesday threatened to sue a land grab
complainant for Rs 1 crore damages for `defaming` him by
naming him in the complaint.

DMK also filed a complaint with the city police claiming
that Stalin, son of party treasurer and former Deputy Chief
Minister M K Stalin, was falsely implicated by the complainant
Ranga Reddy and demanded appropriate action against him.

In his complaint against former DMK minister Parithi
Illamvazhuthy and others yesterday, Reddy had claimed his land
was sold by the former minister`s aides by forging documents
and they told him the property was meant for Udhayanithi
Stalin.

Alleging that Karunanidhi had extended support to
Ilamvazhuthi and his aides thus preventing any action being
taken against them, Reddy had sought action against the former
chief minister and Udhayanithi Stalin also.

In the legal notice sent on his behalf, Stalin`s advocates
P Kumaresan and Hassan Mohammed Jinnah said their client was
being accused by the complainant with an ulterior motive to
defame him and cause mental harassment.

They said Stalin was not acquainted to Reddy and was never
involved in any transaction as was being made out and charged
him with trying to seek support of the ruling AIADMK and
harass their client.

"Our client states that you have clear knowledge regarding
his non-involvement in the said transaction and it is clear
that the complaint has been preferred in order to gain
political mileage," they said.

They demanded that Reddy withdraw the complaint and tender
an unconditional apology besides giving a statement denying
Stalin`s involvement in the case within three days.

The notice said Stalin would initiate civil suit damages
claiming Rs 1 crore and also criminal proceedings if no
apology was tendered.

DMK legal wing secretary RS Bharathi filed a police
complaint demanding action against Reddy for "preparing a
fabricated complaint," against Stalin.

PTI